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Mon
07
Apr

Ritters celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Sam and Marsha Ritter, of Prairie du Chien, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 11 with family and a trip to Ireland. Sam and Marsha were married April 11, 1964, at Free Methodist Church in Waterloo. Sam is retired from the CN Railroad after 44 years. Marsha is retired from Ameriprise Financial. Their family includes Jeff and Sue Ritter, of Prairie du Chien, and Michele and Tim Hanson, of Waterloo. They have five grandchildren, Chelsey and Carley Ritter, of Prairie du Chien, and Whitney, Katelyn and Sam Hanson, of Waterloo.

Mon
07
Apr

Klemas honor 50 years of marriage

John “Jack” and Virginia (Breuer) Klema, Eastman, celebrated their 50th anniversary earlier this year. Jack and Virginia were married at Holy Mary Help of Christians Church, Glen Haven, on Jan. 7, 1964. They have six children, Don, Chris (Nissa), Dan (Maria), Carolyn, Kevin and Pat; and 10 grandchildren. The couple will celebrate their anniversary with a get-together at the Wauzeka Century Hall, April 12 at 5:30 p.m.

Wed
22
Jan

Sprosty, Sutton engaged

Tug and Kim Sprosty, of Steuben, and Ron and June Sutton, of Prairie du Chien, wish to announce the engagement of their children, Danyelle Sue Sprosty, a Seneca High School graduate, and Clarke Andrew Sutton, a PdC High School graduate. A wedding is planned for 2014.

Mon
13
Jan

Immunization clinic hours set for January

The January public health office hours and immunization clinic in Gays Mills are scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Gays Mills Community Building.

To prevent the spreading of the whooping cough disease, Tdap is available free to everyone. Immunizations are free to children age 18 and under, who do not have insurance, who are on Medicaid/BadgerCare, or who have insurance that does not pay for immunizations.

No appointments are necessary for these clinic times. If you are unable to fit one of the following clinics into your schedule, please call 326-0229 or (800) 207-4774 to schedule an appointment.

Mon
13
Jan

South Korea offers free book to Korean War veterans

To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War, the Wisconsin Departments of Military Affairs and Veterans Affairs are partnering to distribute a special book to those veterans who served in that conflict.

“Korea Reborn: A Grateful Nation Honors War Veterans for 60 Years of Growth” is available for free to Korean War Veterans or family members as a gift of gratitude from the Korean government. The hardbound, full-color, 175-page commemorative is provided to honor these great veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.

Nearly 1.8 million Americans served in Korea from 1950 to 1953, and over 36,000 were killed. More than 132,000 men and women from Wisconsin served in the war. Today, there are over 40,000 Korean War veterans living in Wisconsin.

The book was published in Salt Lake City and was paid for by the South Korean public and private sectors. The free book is available to be picked up at the following locations:

Mon
13
Jan

New Crawford County Fairest to be named Jan. 24

The Crawford County Fairest of the Fair Gala will be held in Eastman on Friday, Jan. 24, at the Friendship Hall of the Eastman United Methodist Church on Main Street. The pre-gala reception will start at 6 p.m. and include music and a dessert auction preview. The dinner and awards gala start at 7 p.m., followed by the fundraising dessert auction. Dinner is being provided by the Steuben River Runners.

Tickets can be purchased at the UW-Extension office in Prairie du Chien or they can be reserved by calling the office at 326-0223.

This year’s contestants in the Crawford County Fairest of the Fair will be Sarah Achenbach and Mikaela Baker. Marie Achenbach is also running to be the Crawford County Future Fairest of the Fair. The Fairest of the Fair and her attendant will be announced at the gala.

Wed
06
Nov

PdC High ‘Godspell’ cast prepares for production

The Prairie du Chien High School drama department will present the production of “Godspell” Nov. 7-9 and Nov. 15-16. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday matinees begin at 1 p.m.

Wed
06
Nov

‘Robinson Crusoe’ performance of Missoula Children’s Theatre at River Ridge

Join the hula dancing Chameleons and many other original characters at Friday’s Seaside Resort Saturday, Nov. 9, when the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) and more than 50 local students present “Robinson Crusoe.”

Wed
30
Oct

Halverson and Tranel are united in marriage

wedding
Karissa Halverson and Jacob Tranel were united in marriage on Aug. 24, 2013. Karissa is the daughter of Sam and Sandy Halverson, of Prairie du Chien, and Jacob is the son of Ken and Diane Tranel, of Cuba City. Karissa is a graduate of Prairie Senior High School and is employed at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital as a registered nurse. Jacob is a graduate of Cuba City High School and has been the owner of Tranel’s Canal Street Restaurant and Bar in Bloomington for the past eight years. The couple has made their home in Bloomington.
Mon
28
Oct

PdC Class of 1963 reunites

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Pictured is the PdC Class of 1963’s 50th Reunion, held Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Duck Inn.

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